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Google Maps on Droid
stizod
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Anyone having an issue where "My Location" is quite a bit off from where you are located? I have the GPS turned on and I'm shown more than a few blocks away from my actual location.

 

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Google Maps on Droid
adam_losangeles

 


stizod wrote:

Anyone having an issue where "My Location" is quite a bit off from where you are located? I have the GPS turned on and I'm shown more than a few blocks away from my actual location.

 

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.


 

 

I get the same thing if I am indoors (GPS location requires outdoor, line-of-sight to the sky) because then it only uses the cell towers for triangulation which is not as accurate.

 

Also, make sure "Use GPS" is enabled in Google maps.

 

Once GPS is accesable, it's quite accurate.

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Re: Google Maps on Droid
rjones
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Try walking outside under a clear skiy for a few minutes to let the GPS lock onto your location more accurately. This exposes the handset to more satellites, thus improving accuracy.

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Re: Google Maps on Droid
adam_losangeles

 


stizod wrote:

Anyone having an issue where "My Location" is quite a bit off from where you are located? I have the GPS turned on and I'm shown more than a few blocks away from my actual location.

 

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.


 

 

I get the same thing if I am indoors (GPS location requires outdoor, line-of-sight to the sky) because then it only uses the cell towers for triangulation which is not as accurate.

 

Also, make sure "Use GPS" is enabled in Google maps.

 

Once GPS is accesable, it's quite accurate.

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